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Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London, recently attended two European conferences related to libraries and information literacy. At the end of May 2018, Jane was invited to run a workshop at the EBLIDA-NAPLE Conference in Strasbourg on Copyright the Card Game, the popular teaching resource she co-developed […]

TeenTech Awards 2018


Representatives of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) attended the TeenTech Awards ceremony on 25th June 2018 at the Royal Society in London. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing on science, technology, research and innovation. ILG […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has issued new versions of its Research Smarter resource sheets, which are designed to help secondary school students research effectively and be information literate. The original set of leaflets was produced in early 2016, in collaboration with the TeenTech initiative, but these were largely intended to meet the requirements of the schools that bid […]

LibraryCamp Camp


We’re pleased to announce that the Information Literacy Group is sponsoring #LibraryCampCamp, a new Library Learning Festival on 8th / 9th September 2018. Bookings are now open! It aims to be a family friendly, affordable, weekend Learning Festival for anyone associated with libraries and the information profession and will be held at Beaudesert Activity Centre in Staffordshire. LibraryCamp Camp will […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy is currently seeking two volunteers to review two new books. Both would probably suit practitioners rather than academics: *         https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/leveraging-wikipedia-connecting-communities-knowledge *         https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/framing-information-literacy-pil73-teaching-grounded-theory-pedagogy-and-practice-6-volume Book reviews are usually 750-1,000 words long and submission deadlines for these reviews will be the end of September this year. If you would like to volunteer […]



Pip Divall is Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust, and the Health representative for the Information Literacy Group. Hannah Beckitt is the Patient Information Librarian at UHL NHS Trust, a relatively new role which we have established in order to allow patients better access to information about their health, and their interactions with the […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am the Information Literacy Group’s Deputy Chair and the LILAC conference Co-Chair When did you join and why? I have been on the LILAC committee since 2007 when the University I worked for hosted the conference, I have only just become the Deputy Chair for the IL Group. Information Literacy has always […]



The new issue of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is now available. Along with the peer reviewed articles, project reports, conference updates and book reviews, you’ll find the revised CILIP definition of ‘Information Literacy’ with an explanation from Jane Secker as to why and how the Information Literacy Group worked on the revision. Access the whole issue on the JIL […]

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The Information Literacy website editorial team recently invited Anne-Lise Harding to write a blog post for the website in her capacity as the Further Education representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee. In it she talks about information literacy in France and gives us a history lesson in the French education system and recent reforms. She invites us to consider some […]

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A Call for Papers has been issued for the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2018 Feature Conference and Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Yearbook 2018. The conference will be held on 24-25 October 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania, as part of Global MIL Week (24 to 31 October). The theme of this year’s conference is “Media and Information Literate Cities: […]